Getting started with Amazon Redshift includes completing the Databases guided setup, configuring entities, and then performing a test backup and a restore.
Complete the Databases Guided Setup
To add the first database in your Command Center environment, use the Databases guided setup. In the Command Center, go to Guided setup > Databases.
To complete the guided setup, you need the following information:
The server name
The host name
The credentials that you use to access the server
The packages that you want to install, such as Oracle
Note: If you are configuring a database that uses a pseudoclient, you must manually install the packages on the physical servers before you use the guided setup. For more information, see Adding a New Server.
Configure a Proxy Client Computer
Add a Windows or Linux file server with the Virtual Server package installed. For more information, see Adding an Additional Server.
Supported platforms for the proxy client include the following:
Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
Linux Centos 7, RHEL 7, and Amazon Linux 2 64-bit
Create a Cloud Database Instance for Amazon Redshift
Create a new cloud database instance for Amazon Redshift using an existing cloud account or a new cloud account.
For more information, see Creating a Cloud Database Instance for Amazon Redshift.
Step 6: Perform Your First Backup and Restore
Your first full backup is automatically scheduled based on the assigned plan. To perform a manual backup, see Backing Up a Redshift Cluster Group.
After the backup operation is complete, perform a restore. For more information, see Restoring a Redshift Cluster.